The ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care) application can be very frustrating both in complexity and the amount of time it takes for the application to be either approved or denied. One of the more common questions we receive from clients is how to speed up the ALTCS application. Additionally, clients ask us what they can do while they wait for their application to go through. There are many things that can be done and finding placement while the application is pending is an option. Additionally, making sure everything is organized for the different parts of the application can help speed up the process. If ALTCS has to wait on you for information your application processing time will be extended further. Also, if they receive incomplete information, especially in the financial areas, this could prolong and possibly disqualify the applicant from receiving ALTCS benefits.
This is why it is extremely important to have a professional organization like Senior Planning help with the application. We have been helping people with their applications for years and successfully getting them qualified. We never charge our clients for our services. Additionally, we have a network of qualified facilities that take ALTCS pending clients. We look at each case on a case-by-case basis to make sure we are giving appropriate advice.
If you speak with one of our agents and speeding up the ALTCS application isn’t a possibility, don’t worry because there are many other options for you. If you don’t have a monthly income, don’t worry; we still might be able to help you.
All in all, the entire ALTCS application can take up to 60 days. Even though ALTCS says it could be faster than that, when everything is said and done, 60 days is usually the number. In these 60 days, they will ask you to pick an insurance plan, will check your financial background, and also come to your home to perform a medical evaluation. The more documentation about the applicant’s conditions, the better the outcome is. There is a point scale which we are very familiar with and more than happy to share the details with you. The points range from 1-60 and when you hit 60 points, you are approved. There are many factors and certain diagnoses that are beneficial to have on record.
There are a lot of options out there and sorting through them proves to be very difficult especially if you don’t have all the resources at your fingertips. All the facilities we refer to have been background checked to make sure they are licensed and have no major violations. We are experts at finding facilities and speeding up the ALTCS application if possible. Please give us a call at 800-531-5118 and we will help you figure out your options at no cost to you.